Airbnb Renter Alleges Hidden Camera
In an article released this morning, Travel Market Report is sharing the story of a gal that is bringing a lawsuit against Airbnb alleging that she found a hidden camera in a California apartment rental.
This raises an important question: are you safer staying in a hotel than renting a private property when you travel?
While this issue is not one that is black and white to answer, I suppose one could conclude that this type of nonsense is not going to be an issue when you check into a reputable hotel brand.
From the Travel Market Report Article:
In the complaint, Schumacher said the camera recorded personal and intimate conversations, leaving her “deeply humiliated and angry.” She believes the camera was operated by remote control — and worries that nude pictures of her taken in the apartment might leak.
A simple Google search for “hidden camera” will reveal the seemingly endless ways that manufacturers are creating hidden cameras. The intent for these devices are primarily for home security. But, as you might imagine, a deviant might find these devices desirable for depraved activity.
I’m quite certain that the vast majority of Airbnb private rentals are not put forth by dirty old men looking for a degenerate jolly, but this type of news does bring the privacy issue front and center.
What say you? Do you feel safe renting a private property? Do you give these potential abuses any consideration when contemplating a private travel rental?
Link: Travel Market Report Article
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